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Re: Red Quill (western)

 

From: Mark
Received: Sun, 25 Sep 2005 09:52:07

Iíve been trying to figure out for years what people are referring to here (the West) when they talk of the red quill hatch.   Iím not talking about a pattern.

Thanks!

Mark-

Of the mayfly species referred to as Red Quill by various authors, only three appear to be recorded as being present in Colorado.  Those are:

Paraleptophlebia cupida, which hatches between early-March and early-July, has 3 tails and is 9-12 mm. long (exclusive of tails) in its winged stages.

Rhithrogen undulata, which hatches between mid-June and late-September, has 2 tails and is 7-8 mm. long (exclusive of tails) in its winged stages.

Serratella tibialis, which hatches between early-June and mid-October, has 3 tails and is 7-8 mm. long (exclusive of tails) in its winged stages.

Sincerely,
Roger

Created: 09/26/2005   Last modified: 08/25/2006    www.FlyfishingEntomology.com